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There is no gatekeeper. There is no gate. Article by Jessica Abel. Young woman trying to learn to play guitar. Excerpt from Soundtrack" ©1992 by Jessica Abel

There is no gatekeeper. There is no gate.

A few weeks ago, I assigned my art students a fun project, a “forgery” of an artist they admire and want to learn from. One student picked Michelangelo. (I talked her down from trying a fresco—in two weeks—to imitating his red chalk studies.) She copied his work in her sketchbook every day. She went to